Been racing since
2000 in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship. His family was involved in the sport – both his father and grandfather used to race and rally, and also prepare cars for teams so he grew up at the race track and has been travelling with the JK Tyre Rally team through the 1990s.
was in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship in 2000 when he was 16. He started from pole position but messed up the start and lost out to Kamlesh Patel. He passed him on the final lap to win, which was pretty good considering it was his first ever race.
First competitive race was
was the JK Tyre National Racing Championship in 2000.
Favourite racing moment
was winning at Spa in GP2 in 2007, getting on the F1 grid in 2010 and being the first Indian at Le Mans in 2012.
Favourite racetrack are
Suzuka, Silverstone, Monaco, Le Mans
Racing idol are
Alain Prost & Mario Andretti
Best and worst race till date
was the GP2 win at Spa in 2007. He says that was a good one but he also had a really good race in GP2 in 2008 at Silverstone where he started 10th but finished on the podium in 3rd after passing some really good drivers like Grosjean, Senna, Maldonado and Buemi. The worst one he said was the Monaco 2009 – he was comfortably leading the race 3 seconds ahead of Maldonado with D’Ambrosio, Hulkenberg and Kobayashi who was another 20 seconds behind when the driveshaft broke with 8 laps to go.
A race he would like to be part of
is the Indianapolis 500!
A race machine he would like to get his hands on are
the new Audi, Porsche or Toyota LMP1 Le Mans cars
Currently racing in
FIA Formula E and also the Le Mans 24 hour’s race.
His Racing career (Motorsport tournaments taken part in till date)
Renault V6 Asia
World Series by Renault
His hobbies are
cycling, swimming and watching TV!
The car he has had the most fun while driving was
racing around Monaco in Formula 1 or GP2.
Career specific questions
His most memorable racing experience was
at Le Mans in the night. He says doing 330kmh through the narrow roads in the pitch dark forests is exhilarating.
His 2014 career highlights includes
joining Mahindra Racing to be a true Indian team and driver taking on the world in a global high profile series like Formula E has been very special for him.